Skip to comments.Occupy Boston Activists Go On A Fieldtrip - To Jail
Posted on 10/11/2011 10:03:24 PM PDT by jonatron
Boston police arrested 141 people during Occupy Boston demonstrations on Tuesday. The early morning arrests (1:30 am) were for trespassing and unlawful assembly. After almost 15 hours in custody, all of the peaceful demonstrators detained by the Boston Police Department had finally been released as of 6 pm on October 11. Occupy Boston has many eye-witness accounts and videos of police misconduct during the arrests (see above).
Perhaps the most disturbing, and characteristic, clip is of a member of Veterans for Peace being thrown to the ground multiple times without provocation. Street medics and clearly marked legal observers who were also detained despite explanation that they were neutral observers, and in sharp contrast to how non-violent arrests ordinarily take place.
As the Boston Globe said:
Urszula Masny-Latos (executive director of the National Lawyers Guilds Northeast regional office) said no protesters fought with police. She said police could have employed a technique routinely used at other protestspolice approach a protester, tell them they are violating the law, and the protester then submits to being taken into custodyand still achieved their goal of clearing the area.
They really attacked, Masny-Latos said of police. They used force that was completely unnecessary. It was just brutal. I have no idea why they arrested us with such force (Boston.com).
While police contend that their actions were, at least in part, due to an anarchist contingent that had taken control of the group, this was not the case. While police stood across the street from Occupy Bostons General Assembly, the General Assmebly(Sic) voted almost unanimously (80%) to peacefully protest Occupy Bostons removal from the area that BPD insisted the protestors(Sic) vacate by 12:00 am Tuesday.
Occupiers have been in constant contact with the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, a non-profit that manages the publicly park owned by MassDOT, and, prior to their arrests, they had received verbal consent to stay in the park. Further, Occupy Boston has plans to launch a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for restoring damaged areas of the park. Last week, members also unanimously agreed to return to Dewey Squareand any other areas that they occupyto repair any damaged grass.
As the Huffington Post wrote:
The Greenway website confirms that it did have an agreement with the protestors(Sic). Occupy Boston organizers have been cooperative with the Conservancy and the Boston Police Department to date, and have agreed to avoid the planting beds and adhere to common sense rules. Calls to the Greenway seeking comment were not returned (The Huffington Post).
Soros and like-kind money used to organize and initiate and pay ($350-$650/week) and feed and publicize these rabble-rousers will of course not be available for this part of the operation.
They used force that was completely unnecessary. It was just brutal. I have no idea why they arrested us with such force
Boston Cops - the Night Shift. They’re not really a subtle and delicate bunch of guys. The garbage that crawls around at night in Boston can only be dealt with as demonstrated.
OMG That article wasn’t biased was it ARF
These people are loons, you can’t just pitch a tent for weeks and destroy parks , streets fields etc and then complain that the people, the police, and just about everyone especially those on their way to work in the morning have had enough of you.
Boston to their credit and it is a nice city though the state has been ruined by the upper class students who stay there after college has done much more than NY City to stop the stench these protesters are causing.
Just because they like to live in squall er , we don’t
Tell you what.
I got to know a lot of cops in Boston and having been to many other cities I would have to say the Boston cops are by far the most friendly and best I have come across .
They actually talk to you as a person unlike most cops in other big cities I’ve been to.
Just looked their site and what a laugh it is.
Why do these left wing fringe fanatics actually think that they speak for all of us or why do they think that because they have a 100 or so protesters they are the majority.
it’s always the same thing with left wing fanatics and extremists and that is they tell each other they are the majority when clearly they are not.
That is the trouble with MA, I’ve found the local native people more conservative in their social views and they do like to help each other out.
The problem for the state is
1.Cambridge, bunch of Harvard, MIT elites and aging hippies.
2. Lexington the homosexual women have invaded a beautiful historic town and took it over.
3. Boston and certain areas like sadly now southie, North end,my favorite> Brookline, Newton especially have too many college liberal left over yuppies and now Quincy is being taken over by the yuppies.
LOL. Keffiyeh plus Star of David was the first thing I saw too!
Jew consipracy! ROFL.
If they're soooo peaceful, why were they arrested! Dingbats!
who are they?
"Come and see the violence inherent in the system. Help! Help! I'm being repressed!"
Certainly true !! The BPD is the most Humane I’ve encountered.
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